Israel boycott

Amnesty boss attacked over Israel claims

By Marcus Dysch, May 17, 2012

An Amnesty International director’s claim that she had not received complaints about the charity’s work with Israelis and Palestinians has been disputed by the Zionist Federation.

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Manchester health trust 'Israel boycott' faces legal challenge

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 17, 2012

The NHS trust that bowed to a union's Israel boycott and cancelled an Israeli speaker is likely to face legal action for breaking anti-discrimination law.

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Call to boycott the boycotters

By Marcus Dysch, May 10, 2012

Supporters of Israel are being encouraged to boycott Co-operative supermarkets in response to the collective's refusal to stock produce from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The Co-op is the fifth biggest food retailer in the country. It extended its policy to bar engagement with any Israeli suppliers known to work with the settlements last month.

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A basic human right - but not for Habima, say Palestinians

By Jennifer Lipman, May 10, 2012

Actors from the Palestinian Ashtar Theatre and their supporters have insisted that art is a basic human right - and then declared that all Israeli performers should be boycotted and stopped from performing at the Globe Theatre.

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Can my heart go on for screen idols who single Israel out?

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

It felt as if we were struggling through the waterlogged ship with them. The iceberg loomed frighteningly close to our seats. And magnified on the IMAX screen, with all the benefits of 3D technology bestowed upon it, Rose's "Heart of the Ocean" diamond was still a tacky and unconvincing piece of costume jewellery.

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British Council: no support for boycott aims of Palestinian festival

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

The British Council has distanced itself from the pro-boycott aims of a Palestinian literature festival due to take place in Gaza from this Saturday.

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Co-op bans settlement produce in Israel boycott

By Marcus Dysch, May 3, 2012

One of Britain's largest supermarket chains is to boycott all companies which source produce from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The Co-operative movement, which has refused to stock products from the settlements since 2009, this week took the decision to extend its policy and will now bar engagement with any Israeli suppliers known to work with the settlements.

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Israeli expert barred from NHS-sponsored event after UNISON pressure

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 30, 2012

The participation of an Israeli expert on conflict resolution at an NHS-sponsored event next week in Manchester was cancelled following pressure from local representatives of the UNISON trade union whose members were supposed to participate in the workshop.

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Israel's Habima play will come to Shakespeare's Globe - thanks to the JC

By Jessica Elgot, April 19, 2012

The Israeli theatre company targeted by boycotters for its forthcoming performance at the Globe Theatre next month is £10,000 short on funding for the visit.

But, after an intervention by the JC, the Israeli Foreign Ministry this week agreed to cover the shortfall.

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Israel boycott activist to take part in Olympic poetry festival

By Jennifer Lipman, April 18, 2012

Israeli and Palestinian poets will be on the bill at an international poetry festival later this year as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Anat Zecharya, a Tel Aviv-born writer and photographer, will be one of the up to 204 poets from Olympic nations taking part in the week-long celebration of verse at the Southbank Centre.

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